Early Life:

Swami Vivekananda, originally named Narendranath Datta, was born on January 12, 1863, in Kolkata, India.

Spiritual Mentor:

He was greatly influenced by his guru, Ramakrishna Paramahamsa, and became his devoted disciple.

Chicago Speech: 

Swami Vivekananda gained worldwide recognition after his famous speech at the World's Parliament of Religions in Chicago in 1893, where he began with the words, "Sisters and brothers of America.

Founder of Ramakrishna Mission:

He established the Ramakrishna Mission in 1897, dedicated to serving humanity through education, healthcare, and social welfare.

Philosopher and Scholar:

Vivekananda was not only a spiritual leader but also a brilliant philosopher and scholar. He integrated Eastern and Western philosophies.

Advocate of Yoga and Meditation:

He promoted the practice of yoga and meditation as a means to attain spiritual enlightenment and self-realization.

India's Cultural Ambassador:

Swami Vivekananda played a crucial role in introducing Indian philosophy and spirituality to the West, bridging the gap between East and West.

Works and Writings: 

He authored several books and articles, including "Raja Yoga," "Karma Yoga," and "The Complete Works of Swami Vivekananda.

Social Reformer:

Vivekananda believed in the upliftment of the masses and worked towards eradicating social issues like poverty and untouchability.

Legacy: 

Swami Vivekananda's teachings continue to inspire people worldwide, and his birthday is celebrated as National Youth Day in India to commemorate his contributions to youth empowerment and spirituality.